You and I go walkin
hand in hand we're talking
down along the waterfront docks
The smell of fish it lingers
from the midnight market
we're quiet in the way new lovers talk
on that dirty river
we will be delivered
across the Brooklyn bridge
across the Brooklyn bridge

tall ships all along the pier
lines like the tracks of tears
for the lost glory of new Amsterdam
flanked by silver scrapers
of the new Jerusalem makers
the old new york they didn't give a damn
some built their dreams in arcs of light
some in sacrilege
across the Brooklyn bridge
across the Brooklyn bridge
how I love to listen to the wind
through her strings
how i love to hear her sing

across the Brooklyn bridge
if you've ever been a rover
across the Brooklyn bridge
anything lies over
the Brooklyn bridge

50 degrees is the watchtower
6:15 the hour
the sun sets in the harbor haze
the tugs are all going home
you lean over the edge and stare down at the foam
with your hair all falling in your face
can you moor this weary ship
will you tie these lines to your slip
can you love a lonely sailor
can you love a lonely sailor
across the Brooklyn bridge
if you've ever been a rover
across the Brooklyn bridge
any town lies over
the Brooklyn bridge


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Brooklyn Bridge song meanings
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